Plant Tours

Plant Tour Option 1: GSK

Thursday, 26 September | € 75

GSK Join us and discover the GSK world’s largest vaccine manufacturing site in Wavre. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to discover one of our bulk, formulation and packaging facilities.

GSK – a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. GSK is the world’s leading vaccine company with a portfolio that helps to protect people throughout life. Our company has an innovative pipeline of 16 vaccines in development. We have more than 17,000 employees worldwide who deliver around 2 million vaccine doses per day to people in 158 countries.

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Plant Tour Option 2: Biocartis

Thursday, 26 September | € 75

BiocartisBiocartis is an innovative molecular diagnostics company committed to revolutionise molecular testing with its unique proprietary IdyllaTMplatform. We provide next generation diagnostic solutions aimed at improving clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and the healthcare industry, with a focus on oncology. Biocartis’ proprietary molecular diagnostics (MDx) IdyllaTM platform is a fully automated sample-to-result, real-time PCR system that offers accurate, highly reliable molecular information from virtually any biological sample, in virtually any setting, allowing fast and effective treatment selection and treatment progress monitoring.

During your visit you will get an overview of on Biocartis activities. You will have the opportunity to view Biocartis’ cartridge assembly activities in Manufacturing Line 1 and Manufacturing Line 2 (a second generation, high-volume assembly line). Furthermore, you will be able to see a demo room presentation of the Idylla Platform (the molecular diagnostic technology platform of Biocartis showing the interaction between instrument and cartridge).

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Plant Tour Option 3: UCB

Thursday, 26 September | € 75

UCBWe would start with a description of the site and our industrial activities, with Biotech focus, then visits of the BIO Pilot Plant and the UPS lab alternately for the 2 groups. After a description of our industrial activities principally around biotech, you will be able to visit the Braine Bio Pilot Plant and the UPS lab.

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Plant Tour Option 4: Catalent

Thursday, 26 September | € 75

CatalentCatalent Brussels belongs to the Biologics division of Catalent Pharma Solutions, #1 industry partner in drug development and drug delivery technology with 80+ years of experience to help patients live better and healthier lives. Our 600 colleagues are specialized in the fill and finished manufacturing and delivery of drug products on a wide span of markets, with approval received from FDA, EU, Japan, Brazil in particular. We produce annually 60 million of prefilled syringes for a large variety of customers, ranging from the top big pharma and biotech firms to emerging innovators.

During the visit, you will have the opportunity to discover our four different filling lines, as well as our automated visual inspection lines and one automated autoinjectors assembly line in our packaging area designed for biotech products. We will also showcase the innovative technologies used within our laboratory to ensure reliable treatments. You will learn how our community of 1,500+ scientists overcome the most difficult challenges related to the development of life-saving treatments.

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Plant Tour Option 5: Plasma Industries

Thursday, 26 September | € 75

Plasma IndustriesPlasma Industries is one of the leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations (CDMO) in the field of protein therapies. Building on 60 years of experience, the company now processes between 3-4 million blood plasma donations annually coming from donors worldwide. Out of their donations, essential and lifesaving proteins are extracted and purified as a basis for treatment of many chronic, both common and rare diseases around the world.

Passionate Plasma Industries colleagues will showcase their operations which puts our customers central and supports this with the right focus on quality, efficiency, safety and environmental. During the visit, you will be able to learn about plasma proteins, the medicines which are already naturally present in our bodies and hold the promise of a revolution in disease diagnosis and therapeutic treatment. You will be able to witness the upstream supply chain and processing of plasma donations into protein pastes. A new plasma fractionation and purification zone which is currently under construction will also be visited.

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